E Ahamed’s demise has created a huge vacuum: M P Veerendra Kumar
Kozhikode: Member of Parliament and State President of Janata Dal (United) M P Veerendra Kumar on Wednesday condoled the death of IUML national leader E Ahamed saying that the demise has created a 'huge vacuum' in the political arena of the country.
In his message here, Veerendra Kumar said irrespective of his political affiliation, Ahamed maintained cordial relationship with all the leaders of his time.
He was great a political leader as well as an eminent person and his ability to closely associate with everyone had helped in becoming India's representative in international forums, including the United Nations, Veerendra Kumar said.
Ahamed, who held various positions from Municipal Chairman to MP and Central Minister, involved himself actively in solving the problems of the common man.
He was the frontrunner in the fight for minority rights at the national level and his approach was very much helpful for the people of our country in matters like "Nitaqat" and Haj Quota". Above all his regional, state and national level identities, Ahamed had occupied an important space in his working arena, he said.
In 1984, Indira Gandhi had deputed Ahmed to Gulf countries as India’s messenger. He could become the face of Keralites in New Delhi and Gulf countries. Cutting across political lines, he maintained close relationship with leaders, Veerendra Kumar recalled and criticised the Centre saying if the Central government has any courtesy it should have postponed the budget presentation.